Friday, February 23, 2018

'Oh Baby' Themed Baby Shower

This party was so much fun to put together! Sarah is one of my best friends and I was so excited when she got pregnant. Sarah and her husband had been trying to have a child for a few years and were just about to start fertility treatments when she got the news that she was pregnant! We have been best friends since I was about 9 and our girls will be so close in age. Danica came down with  me to Texas for the shower weekend and it was so much fun having her there, hanging out with all of my best friends, and celebrating Sarah's little babe! Our babies will be almost exactly 1 year apart since little Liora decided to join us almost 4 weeks early last week! There are actually three of us who grew up together. Sarah and Lyssi (who also helped throw the party) are about a year older than me. Lyssi and I had baby girls a week apart so our three girls will be almost exactly the same as Sarah, Lyssi, and I were as far as age goes. I can't wait for them to become best friends just like their mamas!

This shower was gorgeous! And I'm actually a little sad to post the pictures from the event because they do not do it justice. The light was coming in very strong the entire time and made it really difficult to get good pictures. If I find better pictures I will update the post but this gives you the general idea of how cute it was. We were going for a winter wonderland theme based around the "oh baby" balloons. Everything was gold, rose gold, or white. It really came together so perfectly considering I planned the party from Utah and it took place in Texas. I've linked some of the vendors we used below and Danica put together a little video for you to watch as well below!

Party Details

Oh Baby Balloons: HeartPaperScissorsOC
Custom Favor Scissors: GemmaAndCo
Giant Balloons: Etsy
Love is Sweet Banner and Signs: Amazon
Cake Platters: Hobby Lobby
Invitation: DiyPartyStudio

Monday, February 19, 2018

Spring is on the way!

This tunic has been one of my favorite to wear postpartum! It is so flowy and covers me in all the places that I am still a little self conscious about. It can be worn with leggings or jeans and looks so good either way. I always get so many compliments wherever I wear it! I found mine in a boutique but I have seen them in all different colors on Shop Henly the one I linked is in white. White patterned tops are super in for spring!

Real life here..he's never far behind

Booties, sold out, similar option here (on major sale!) Jeans (I love the raw edge on these)
Sunglasses (these have been my all time favorite)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Diaper Bag Comparison

I have kind of turned into a diaper bag snob ever since I became a Mom. I have yet to try a couple that I want to use but I am going to give you my honest review on 3 that I have been using.

Let’s start with the one I find to be the most visually attractive and seems to match my style on a daily basis the most. The Fawn Design Bag. I have the black bag with gold zipper details and have been using this bag for over a year now. For the most part I really like it. I love how roomy the middle compartment is, and all of the pockets to store things like keys and binkies are very useful. My complaint about this bag is that all of the pockets are really not very big and kind of stiff so its hard to get baby bottles or water bottles to fit. The interior pockets on the sides don't really hold much of anything. I love the fact that I can carry it as a messenger bag or a back pack when I need to be hands free. This bag has come with me on quite a few trips and has held up extremely well. It can easily be wiped off if it gets dirty so it always looks nice and clean. Over-all I give this bag a 4 out of 5 stars.

The second bag is the Ju-Ju-Be. I have it in the black and white stripes version that can no longer be found but I love the pattern on the one I linked. This bag was my very first diaper bag! Like the Fawn Design bag  I love that this one can also be carried on the shoulder or as a back pack. The back pack feature is a must have for me! This bag can't be wiped clean like the Fawn however and that is a huge downer in my opinion. The white stripes on mine have become dirty and nothing takes it off so it looks a lot more worn than my Fawn. The pockets are roomy and flexible though so that is nice. Overall this bag is smaller than the Fawn so I can't fit quite as much. I give this bag a 3 out of 5.

My final bag review is the Petunia Pickle Bottom  The specific style that I have was one that they discontinued but they are all similar in functionality. This bag has been really amazing. I absolutely love how roomy the center of the bag is, I am able to carry around a massive breast pump and all the accessories no problem. The side pockets fit any size bottle with ease and are big enough to fit my water bottle as well. The internal pockets are perfect for my phone, wallet, and keys. These bags also come with a changing mat and a wipes case. Both are amazing quality and I transfer them to use in all of my bags. I don't find this bag to match my stye quite as well though so I don't reach for it on a daily basis like I do the Fawn. I give this bag a 4.5 stars though.

Ju-Ju-Be is on the left. Petunia Pickle Bottom is in the center and Fawn Design is on the right.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day Favorites

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Happy Wednesday! If you are looking for Valentine's gifts, look no further. This list has some of our favorite things that would make perfect gifts for your sister, friend, or mom to show them they are loved! You could also send this to your significant other as a hint of what to get you this year (lol).

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cole’s Nursery Tour

I am not currently done decorating this room, it’s a work in progress! I thought it would be fun to share what I have done so far though.

I decided to go with these cute storage bins from Target to put clothes, diapers and wipes in. I have the clothes categorized by size so that it is easy for me to just pull out whatever bin I need based on what size of clothing Cole is currently wearing. 

I am thinking of putting 2 large photos from the newborn and fresh 48 sessions in white frames over the crib. 

I am wanting to get a small table to go next to the rocker to put a lamp on or possibly a standing floor lamp. I found some really cute prints on Etsy that I want to put between the windows! The rug and rocker are from Wayfair. We found the crib at Buy Buy Baby and love that it converts in to a toddler and day bed.